How long does it take to get in shape?

The answer to this question depends on your past conditioning and how much time you are willing to commit to your health. However, it will take between 6-12 weeks for the average person to get toned and “in shape”.

Why not just workout at home?

While you can use equipment like exercise bands and your bodyweight to do many different exercises at home, you are missing out on the ability to use weights. Lifting a weight against gravity will teach your body to get stronger, and iron weights can cost over a dollar per pound. Buying a home gym can range anywhere between $1,000 to $15,000 and upward, so it’s always a good investment to just go to a gym near you.

How often should I work out?

Experts have determined that health benefits from exercise correlate with how many minutes you do per week. You’ll see health benefits in as little as 20 minutes per week, but it is recommended to do at least 60 minutes of semi intense exercise a week. When you exercise 90 minutes per week, your chances of heart disease and sudden death drop dramatically.

How do I warm up?

To warm up before you push yourself to your limits, you will want to choose an exercise for that bodypart (or group of body parts) and do a light and easy weight for around 15 repetitions. Never count your warm-up set towards your workout. If you will be doing intense exercise, you should also take the time to stretch each muscle you will be using for 15-30 seconds.

Should you exercise with an injury?

Always talk to a medical professional before beginning exercise if you have any unhealed injury, trauma or disease that may interfere with your health.

How do I find a personal trainer?

All professional personal trainers who work at Madera Fitness can be found here. Training at Madera Fitness costs $40 per hour.

How much is a monthly membership?

-Single: $40 / month
-Couple: $60 / month

How much is a weekly membership?

$20 / week

How much is a single visit?

$5 / day

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, it’s only $5 a day to bring a guest.

Have more questions for us?

Just contact us for any answers you need.